“I don’t believe in failure, and I don’t believe in competition. The only time you can fail is when you stop, and the only person you should consider competition is who you were yesterday.” By Jess Goldsmith Award-winning multi-disciplinary illustrator.
“People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.” — Anna Wintour British journalist based in New York City who has served as editor-in-Chief of Vogue since 1988
“If you want to lift the performance of the organization, you have to lift yourself…my message to my team was always meet my bar, and that bar would constantly be moved up.” – Indra Nooyi Indian-American business executive and former CEO and the Chairperson of PepsiCo
“One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.” – Jacinda Ardern New Zealand politician, the prime minister of New Zealand, and leader of the Labour Party since 2017.
“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” -Rosa Louise McCauley Parks American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott.
“Leadership is about the team – the culture they keep and embrace, it’s about empathy for your customers, clients, employees and the communities where you do business, it’s about doing the right thing for the right reasons, being confident enough to take risks and responsible enough to think of those who your decisions and risks may affect.” – Kat Cole American businesswoman. She is the former Chief operating officer and president of North America for Focus Brands
“We educate women because it is smart. We educate women because it changes the world.” Drew Gilpin Faust American historian who was the 28th president of Harvard University, and the first woman to serve in that role.